Kvarner Bay of Islands
8 Days

ITINERARY

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Tour Overview:
Spend seven unforgettable nights cruising on the northern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew take care of you. Visit Rab, the ‘island of love’; discover the cultural heritage of Zadar; explore the stone walls, olive groves and vineyards of Cres; and swim, sunbathe and snorkel in the Adriatic.

Day 1 – Saturday Opatija – Krk Island

Departure at 13h with lunch on board. Late arrivals can join in Krk. Krk is the largest Croatian island and on route we stop to swim in the mosty crystal clear water you may ever have seen. Krk has diverse villages of various sizes,  stunning promenades,  dramatic rock faces with tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. There’s a buzz along the waterfront of Krk Town. Enjoy the many bars or restaurants there and relax. Overnight in Krk town. (L)


Day 2 – Sunday Krk Island – Rab Island

After breakfast, we cruise towards Rab island known as the “island of love”. On arrival, join a guided tour (included on Premium Superior & Premium) to see imposing stone walls and Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Many streets and squares are like open-pair galleries, as artists work outside. Do not miss the famous “Rapska torta“ cake (the recipe is secret, tasting included for Premium Superior & Premium). If weather permits, walk up to Kamenjak hill and watch the magnificent sunset. Overnight in town of Rab. (B, L)


Day 3 – Monday Rab Island – Zadar

Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar, travelling by Pag island with it’s unusual moon-like landscape. We stop to swim on tiny MAUN island. In Zadar there’s an optional guided tour (included on Premium Superior & Premium). The city is today the centre of the region and was the metropolis of Dalmatia region for many centuries.The rich cultural heritage is visible at every turn: The Roman forum which dates  to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dating to the 9th century AD – the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city.  The imposing and mighty  city walls with representative Port and Land gates are  from the 16th century AD, and there are numerous palaces and villas of former noble families. Great restaurants line part of the waterfront and the centre of town. Famous, contemporary creations are the  Zadar Sea Organ, one of a kind in the world (listen to the sound)  and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight in Zadar. (B, L)


Day 4 – Tuesday Zadar – Molat Island or Olib

Early departure for Molat or Olib island (depending on available space in the small harbours) in the northern part of the Zadar archipelago. Think pure peace and serenity. Tonight it’s the Captain’s dinner party on board and overnight here (Included on Premium Superior & Premium). (B, L, CD)


Day 5 – Wednesday Molat Island or Olib Island – Ilovik – Mali Lošinj Island

After breakfast and a morning swim, we cruise towards Ilovik. It may have only a few hundred inhabitants but Ilovik has lovely bays and crystal clear water. We make a short stop before leaving for Mali Lošinj known as “sunshine island” and abundance of pines, wild flowers and herbs. Mali Lošinj is one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic waters for its hidden coves and cool Mediterranean vibe. On arrival, stroll along the pretty waterfront or walk up to the Lošinj Aromatic Garden full of indigenous herbs and plants. The smaller town of Veli Lošinj is easy to reach if you want to explore on foot. Overnight in Mali Lošinj. (B, L)


Day 6 – Thursday Mali Lošinj Island – Cres Island

We leave for Cres island after our morning swim. This unspoiled island is long and narrow island with olive groves, vineyards, forests of oak, beech and along with some remarkable stone walls. Cres and Mali Lošinj were once one island before the Romans dug a narrow channel to separate them. Spend the night in the harbor of this typical medieval town Cres with hidden squares and courtyards. (B, L)


Day 7 – Friday Cres Island – Opatija

After breakfast, we leave for Opatija. The famous Opatija Riviera is best seen from the sea. On arrival in the afternoon, join a walking tour of Opatija (included on Premium Superior). Stroll the longest lungomare (seaside promenade) in Croatia or stop in Volosko, a traditional fishing village with some of the best fish restaurants in the country. On your last night on board, maybe have a farewell party under the stars. This would be a great time to swap contact details with your new friends and plan your return. Many people come back, again and again. (B, L)


Day 8 – Saturday Opatija

After breakfast say goodbye to the crew. We hope to see you again aboard Katarina Line cruises. (B)

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions

Premium Superior:

  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Three course lunches
  • Captain’s dinner
  • Three guided tours– Opatija, Zadar and Rab
  • Daily cabin service
  • Mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen
  • Luggage handling
  • Olive oil and wine tasting onboard
  • Afternoon tea and coffee
  • Unlimited water from water dispenser
  • Rab cake tasting
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Premium:

  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Three course lunches
  • Captain’s dinner
  • Two guided tours of Zadar and Rab
  • Rab cake tasting
  • Daily cabin service
  • Mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen
  • Luggage handling
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits
  • Unlimited water from water dispenser
  • Free Wifi

Traditional Ensuite:

  • Continental breakfasts
  • Three course lunches
  • Unlimited water from water dispenser
  • Free WIFI

Traditional:

  • Continental breakfasts
  • Three course lunches
  • Unlimited water from water dispenser
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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